presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester
Saturday, April 30
Kick off Kentucky Derby Week in style as Churchill Downs partners with the Fund for the Arts to combine the Thrill of Racing and the Best of Louisville Arts. Throughout this premier evening of live racing, actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and more will perform throughout the track. The night will also feature the inaugural Awards in the Arts, a partnership between the Fund for the Arts and the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, recognizing the best in the Louisville arts scene.
Performances for the evening include:
David O. Schuster;
La’Nita Rocknette School of Dance;
Louisville Leopard Percussionists;
Louisville Youth Choir;
Matt McDole + Revelry Gallery;
Randell Madden, Susan Howe and Judy Rogers with Mudpies Studio;
Tiffany Carbonneau + Susanna Crum;
Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band
A portion of the proceeds from Opening Night will benefit the Fund for the Arts. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., the first live race is at 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at just $10.00.